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New Brunswick (Canada)

A very neat, official version of this flag can be found at :

ISO 3166-2 Code: CA-NB
MARC Code: nkc

See also:

Yellow with black ship with white sail and three red flags sailing on wavy blue and white lines, golden lion in red in chief. ratio 5:8. officially hoisted 1965-03-25. Civil and state flag on land.
Željko Heimer, 16 July 1996

According to Flags Through the Ages And Across The World (Smith), Pedersen and Flags of the World (Barraclough) 1971 the ratio is 5 : 8; On the official New Brunswick site:, the flag is 444x284 pixels, which is slightly more than 5:8. so I guess that must be the official ratio, and not 1 : 2.
Jarig Bakker, 27 June 1999

The arms of the Province which included "Banners, Flags or otherwise according to the laws of Arms" were given by Royal Warrant dated 26 May 1868, the flag as a banner of arms was, however, specifically established by a Royal Proclamation of 24 February 1965 in which the flag is described as:

"a flag in the rectangular shape of the proportions four by length and two and one-half by width" (which confirms the official ratio at 5:8 without any question), and goes on "with the chief and charge thereon occupying the one-third part and the remainder of the Armorial Bearings occupying the lower two-thirds part of the space".
According to 'Rules for Flying and Displaying the Provincial Flag of New Brunswick etc' (undated) the colours are defined in the Pantone Matching System as:
red 186c,
yellow 116c,
blue 287c
Christopher Southworth, 25 January 2005

Blue Ensign

New Brunswick (Canada) - former flag
image by Chris Pinette

This is an image I saw in Smith[smi75b]. Does anyone know when this flag was in use?
Chris Pinette - 27 February 1997

W. J. Gordon, Flags of the World Past and Present ; their History and Associations, London, 1924.

At pages 101 to 103 they describe and illustrate a few "badges" of which there is a white disk with respectively the arms of Quebec and New Brunswick. They claim that these badges can be borne on ensigns : blue for warships and governmental vessels and red for merchant vessels.
Luc-Vartan Baronian, 28 February 1997

Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor

Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (Canada)
image by Marc Pasquin and Mario Fabretto

From the New Brunswick government web site:

The Flag of the Lieutenant-Governor

Order of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council of the Province of New Brunswick dated November 19, 1982 (No. 81-912) approved the design for the flag of the Lieutenant-Governors of the provinces of Canada.

In particular, the Order described the official flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick:

...a royal blue flag, two by width and three by length, the shield of the Arms of the Province surrounded by a circlet of ten gold stylized maple leaves, representing the ten Provinces of Canada. Above all a St. Edward's Crown in proper colours, representing the Sovereign's representative in the Province.

This flag is flown at Government House, and from the Legislative Buildings whenever the Lieutenant-Governor is in Fredericton. It is also flown from public buildings throughout the province whenever the Lieutenant-Governor happens to be in residence.

researched by Jarig Bakker, 14 December 1999

Subdivisions of New Brunswick

  • 15 counties
    • Albert
    • Carleton
    • Charlotte
    • Gloucester
    • Kent
    • Kings
    • Madawaska
    • Northumberland
    • Queens
    • Restigouche
    • Saint John
    • Sunbury
    • Victoria
    • Westmorland
    • York
  • 256 municipality-level entities
  • 19 Amerindian reserves
Luc Baronian, April 23, 2005

Flags of Subdivisions

Incomplete Information

  • Carleton:
    Red and white Canadian pale with centered emblem on the pale.
Luc Baronian, 13 May 2005